New Orleans starts process to auction 1,800 tax-delinquent properties

Almost 1,800 properties across New Orleans will be up for sale, potentially going for a song, as the city aims to clear from its books vast numbers of lots it picked up after their owners failed to pay their taxes. [Full Story]

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Developers propose outdoor music venue and water park on N.O. lakefront

A proposal by the owner of Tipitinaís and the Orpheum Theater to turn the abandoned Ballyís casino dock and administration building on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans East into an outdoor music venue and water park is under consideration by the state board that controls the site.
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Livingston school building draws interest from six groups

Six New Orleans charter school organizations have submitted letters of interest in the new Livingston school campus in eastern New Orleans. The new 107,000-square-foot campus replaces the former Livingston Middle building, which was irreparably damaged in Hurricane Katrina. It is nearing completion, and the chosen operator could move in this summer. largest brand...[Full Story] - Times Picayune

Tipitina's Festival Park could revive assets on eastern New Orleans lakefront

If officials can hammer out a deal with the developers behind the Tipitina's Festival Park proposal, and the project becomes a reality, it could breathe new life into a stretch of public property that has struggled to rebound since Hurricane Katrina. [Full Story] - Times Picayune